Posts made in May, 2016


Cracked teeth present both symptoms based on the location and extent of the crack, which can be difficult to determine and visualize. Treatment of cracked teeth has been controversial in recent literature. Previously, stainless steel bands were often used as a temporary and diagnostic tool before a full coverage restoration. Root Canal Treatment (RCT), followed by a crown is recommended if the...

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In 2o years as a practicing restorative dentist, I must have told thousands of patients that they needed a crown. Aside from special situations like implants or teeth with root canals, why are crowns necessary?  All 3 of these teeth have fillings of varying widths which are failing and are in need of replacement. Do they get fillings or do they get crowns?   Take a look at the picture of the three silver fillings. All 3...

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Few experiences in life are more stress-inducing than a visit to the dentist’s office. But one ingenious clinic knows someone who’s capable of making otherwise anxious young patients actually enjoy coming in. Meet JoJo — the furriest assistant on staff at Pediatric Dentistry of Northbrook, in Illinois. Just like for her colleagues, smiles are her business. As a trained comfort dog, JoJo is skilled at putting people at...

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